Danny Craven commits to Widnes

Half-back Danny Craven has signed a new two-year deal with Widnes.

The 26-year-old, who can also play at full-back, came through academy at Widnes and has played over 100 games for the club since making his debut back in 2010.

Craven has also enjoyed spells on loan at Workington Town, Whitehaven, Halifax and Featherstone Rovers in the last five years.

On his new deal, he said: “With the club being relegated, there were opportunities that came up elsewhere to take a look at.

“But I’ve been here for nine years now, and I didn’t want my future to be anywhere else but at Widnes. The club has given me an opportunity to fulfil an ambition I had as a kid to play in Super League. The club has stuck by me through the years that I’ve been here, and I believe now is the time for me to do the same.

“Over the years, I’ve had chances to move elsewhere but I honestly couldn’t see myself playing for anyone else. Widnes has become a huge part of mine and my family’s life, and there are people inside the club that have always been great with me, so now it’s my turn to re-pay that faith.

“We’ve risen up to Super League before from this league, and this is just another bump in the road we need to go through together and I’m confident we can do it with the squad that we’re building for next year.”